Trademarking Shape-Colour Combinations: The CJEU Pronounces Itself on Christian Louboutin’s Famous Red Sole

Trademarking Shape-Colour Combinations: The CJEU Pronounces Itself on Christian Louboutin’s Famous Red Sole
Some readers may be familiar with the 2011 case filed by Mr. Louboutin against fashion giants Yves Saint Laurent over the former's US trademark registration for his famous red sole.Here is one of the more well-known representations of the mark, as filed with trademark authorities the world over: The New York District Court, adopted a view to which fashion lovers might be more inclined – namely that:"The law should not countenance restraints that would interfere with creativity and stifle competition by one designer, while granting another a monopoly i...
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Mamo TCV Advocates Wins Mondaq Top Communicator Award for the second consecutive month

Mamo TCV Advocates Wins Mondaq Top Communicator Award for the second consecutive month
Mondaq, one of the largest global advisory content suppliers, has named Mamo TCV Advocates the 'Contributor Most Read' in Malta for the month of May 2018. This is the firm's second month in a row to be recognized with the award.Mondaq is an online publication of the most comprehensive online resources on legal, financial and regulatory information, publishing hundreds of articles by contributing firms from over 80 countries every month.At the end of every month, Mondaq analyses which contributing author firms were read the most by registered business readers for e...
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Employees Beware of What You Post on Facebook!

Employees Beware of What You Post on Facebook!
An employee of an Italian business posted a derogatory comment on Facebook about her employer, using her mobile phone, which read something along the lines of "I've had enough of this sh**** place", complaining about the ever-changing tasks being assigned to her. The owner of the business read the post and, after seeking legal advice, decided to terminate her employment. The woman quickly deleted the post and unfriended the owner of the business from her Facebook friends, after contesting her termination. Both the Tribunal and the Court of Appeal found in favour o...
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Harsher Penalties Introduced for Harassment and Victimisation at Work

Harsher Penalties Introduced for Harassment and Victimisation at Work
The Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence Act of 2018, which repealed the Domestic Violence Act, introduced changes to the Employment and Industrial Relations Act (Chapter 452 of the Laws of Malta). By means of the amendments, harsher penalties were introduced in the case of harassment and victimisation in the employment context.The fine (multa) in case a person is found guilty of the offence of harassment or victimisation was increased from a maximum of €2,329.37 to a fine of not less than €5,000 and not more than €10,000 and the imprisonment term (to which...
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EIOPA Opinion on the solvency position of insurers and reinsurers in the light of Brexit

EIOPA Opinion on the solvency position of insurers and reinsurers in the light of Brexit
On the 18th May 2018, the EIOPA issued an Opinion on the solvency position of insurers and reinsurers in the light of Brexit.The withdrawal of the UK from the EU might have an impact on the solvency position of insurers and reinsurers.Technical provisions, own funds, and capital requirements of insurance and reinsurance undertakings established in the EU (other than the UK) can change when the UK becomes a third country (non-EU), for the purposes of applying the Solvency II framework. Solvency II and other financial regulations distinguish between activities insid...
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